I'm a female and the pain is always on the upper left side, never on the right. But, it does come and go. I find that with a heat pad and some tylenol and a couch, the pain does subside. However, I don;t have the pain ALL the time, very infrequently, but I do have the soft or watery stools most always. I'll keep you posted. Today is a good day. Even the weather is great. And Thirsty, put your trust in Jesus and do as James Chapter 5 says, seek prayer and be prayed for. I do!